Silent reading might be the norm, but reading aloud has cognitive benefits. So, what's the best form of literature for celebrating World Read Aloud day? Short stories. Here's a couple from Edgar Allan Poe. We chose Poe because he's the one who said "There is a distinct limit, as regards length, to all works of literary art -- the limit of a single sitting. Learn about the benefits of reading aloud. And put what you've learned into practice with a couple of Poe's short stories.